GTO News

September 11, 2023


September 11th is Patriot Day.  Today we honor the nearly 3,000 victims who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on our nation.

It was a day of horror and heroes.  Brave first responders, Flight 93 passengers, and countless others rose up against an unprecedented onslaught by the militant group Al Qaeda.  While the country struggled to make sense of the chaos that seemed to be erupting all around us, we also stood firmly united against these heinous acts.

Today, we come together to remember the events of 9-11 and the men and women who lost their lives as a result.

How to Observe Patriot Day

Patriot Day

Helping Our Friends in Maui

Maui has suffered unimaginable devastation and loss in the past few weeks.  Residents now face the daunting task of recovering and rebuilding and are seeking assistance in their efforts.

GTO community member Polynesian Adventure Tours, LLC is leading by example and sharing links to reputable disaster relief organizations.  If you would like to help, please click one of the links below:

Maui United Way

Hawaii Community Foundation

Maui Food Bank

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!

Fast Break

Time Out!! Fast Break is a brief, bi-weekly segment highlighting a system update or feature.

Today we highlight reminders as you add suppliers and pricing to your trip product.

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

GTO Coach & Go

Refresh your system skills any time by reviewing the online library of GTO Coach & Go tutorials on our GTO YouTube channel.

Destination Dispatch

Finland - Suomenlinna

Need an idea for a great group destination?  We highlight more than 30 of your favorite places and share great group itinerary ideas from each.

Check out the conversations on the GTO YouTube channel.

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GTO Updates

Help Desk Requests

We have an easy way for you to submit a Help Desk request!  Just send an email to and BE SURE TO PUT THE WORD HELP IN THE SUBJECT LINE.  This will automatically create a ticket and will email you updates as your ticket is being worked on.

Office Hours

GTO office hours have resumed to help answer your questions and share best practices for using the GTO system. If you haven’t already, connect with Kara ( to schedule a time that works for you.

Office Hours

Supplier Updates

There’s a new way to get the latest supplier updates.  GTO community members can simply click the link below for the most current products and pricing.

Most Recent Supplier Updates

Community Forum

Don’t forget to check the Community Forum for system updates, advice, and more!  Check the My Apps tab in GTO.

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